Mobile social faming company OpenFeint has nabbed a pretty key hire today—former Playdom exec Ethan Fassett. Fasset will be leading product development at OpenFeint, as senior vice president of product.
Previously, Fassett was Playdom’s executive producer of its San Francisco studio. He helped drive product strategy for Playdom’s San Francisco studio, with a focus on player community… → Read More
OpenFeint is announcing a pretty big partner today for its plug and play mobile social gaming platform-Sega. The Japanese video game company is using OpenFeint to provide social gaming for its newest mobile title, Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing for iOS.
OpenFeint’s plug and play mobile social platform and application for smartphones includes a set of online game services such as leaderboards… → Read More
Last year, OpenFeint launched the private beta of OpenFeint X (OFX), which offers indie developers the ability to create Zynga-like free-to-play games including microtransactions and virtual goods. Until now, the platform has only been available for iOS devices, but today, the company is expanding to Android phones with the private beta launch of OFX for Android.
OFX allows developers can create… → Read More
Mobile gaming startup OpenFeint, has been acquired by Japanese mobile gaming company GREE for $104 million in cash plus additional capital for growth of the OpenFeint platform. OpenFeint and its team will remain with long-term incentives, including CEO and founder Jason Citron, says the company.
OpenFeint, the comprehensive mobile social gaming platform from Aurora Feint, is teaming up with its recent investor and Chinese gaming company The9 on a joint initiative to bring game developers to the Android platform. Basically, OpenFeint and The9 will be using the $100 million Fund9, a Chinese-based mobile internet development fund, to fund game developers.
As we’ve written in the past… → Read More
Last year, AuroraFeint launched the private beta of OpenFeint X (OFX), which offers indie developers the ability to create Zynga-like free-to-play games including microtransactions and virtual goods. Last December OFX exited private beta and today, OpenFeint is releasing a new version of the suite, OFX 2.0.
With OFX, developers can create Farmville-like iOS games with a chat wall where players… → Read More
The holiday season traditionally sees a spike in mobile app downloads as users receive new devices and have more free time to interact with their phones. Today mobile social gaming platform OpenFeint is reporting that it added over 450,000 new users on Christmas day, which is a 184% spike over its daily average and the largest single day in its history in terms of new users. And the network added… → Read More
The9, a Chinese online game operator and developer, this morning announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with three investors – Chengwei Ventures, ChinaRock Capital Management and China Renaissance K2 Ventures – for the establishment of an investment fund with a total size of $100 million.
The fund, dubbed Fund9, will focus on investments in both Chinese and overseas… → Read More
The group-buying model that was pioneered by Groupon has entered the world of mobile gaming and apps. A few months ago Y Combinator-backed TapZilla launched to apply the deal of the day model to paid mobile apps. And today, mobile social gaming platform OpenFeint is joining in with the launch of Game Channel, a group-buying site for mobile gaming apps.
Game Channel lets developers that build… → Read More
Earlier this year, AuroraFeint launched the private beta of OpenFeint X (OFX), which offers indie developers the ability to create Zynga-like free-to-play games including microtransactions and virtual goods. Today, the gaming platform is opening up OFX to all developers and as an incentive to use the new features, is announcing a $1 million free-to-play mobile games challenge.
With OFX… → Read More
Intel Capital, the investment arm of Intel, has just announced a $3 million investment in OpenFeint, the comprehensive mobile social gaming platform from Aurora Feint. This latest round brings Aurora Feint’s total funding to $12 million. Earlier this year, the company also took a $5 million investment from Chinese gaming company The9.
OpenFeint’s plug and play mobile social platform and… → Read More
Earlier this year, OpenFeint, the comprehensive social gaming platform from Aurora Feint, announced that it would be adding Android game developers to its rapidly growing community. Today, OpeinFeint is releasing its platform for Android Apps and will be launching 20 games for Android in the next month.
The games launching via OpenFeint’s Android platform include dot (ustwo), Fruit Ninja… → Read More
Last year, Aurora Feint launched a comprehensive social gaming platform dubbed OpenFeint. The platform has seen considerable success in attracting independent iPhone game developers to its rapidly growing community and Android developers as well. Today, the network is launching PlayTime, a set of technologies that will allow developers to make real-time multiplayer games with voice chat across… → Read More
Aurora Feint started out as a puzzle game developer for the iPhone platform but has since evolved into the maker of a comprehensive social gaming platform dubbed OpenFeint that continues to attract independent iPhone game developers to join its rapidly growing community. Tomorrow, the startup is set to announce the roll-out of the second iteration of the platform, conveniently baptized OpenFeint… → Read More
Gaming has proven to have huge appeal on the iPhone. Because of that, there are a thousands of games in the App Store — which is great for consumers, but it can also be overwhelming. And it can be frustrating for developers who can see their work easily lost in the sea of apps. The iPhone social platform OpenFeint is trying to alleviate some of those problems. And it has rallied some big indie… → Read More
Aurora Feint (iTunes Link) is a popular and very addictive RPG puzzle game notable for effectively merging game play with an online a community and real time chat – features that are still unfortunately lacking in many iPhone games that fail to tap into the network effect. Now, the developers of Aurora Feint are releasing OpenFeint, an API that will allow iPhone developers to integrate rich… → Read More